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Author Nafisi, Azar

Title The republic of imagination : America in three books / Azar Nafisi.

Publication Info. New York : Viking Adult, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Nafisi,A NAF    Available
Description 338 pages ; 22 cm
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Contents Part I. Huck -- Part II. Babbitt -- Part III. Carson -- Epilogue.
Summary "A passionate hymn to the power of fiction to change people's lives, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran. Ten years ago, Azar Nafisi electrified readers with her million-copy bestseller, Reading Lolita in Tehran, which told the story of how, against the backdrop of morality squads and executions, she taught The Great Gatsby and other classics to her eager students in Iran. In this exhilarating followup, Nafisi has written the book her fans have been waiting for: an impassioned, beguiling, and utterly original tribute to the vital importance of fiction in a democratic society. What Reading Lolita in Tehran was for Iran, The Republic of Imagination is for America. Taking her cue from a challenge thrown to her in Seattle, where a skeptical reader told her that Americans don't care about books the way they did back in Iran, she energetically responds to those who say fiction has nothing to teach us. Blending memoir and polemic with close readings of her favorite American novels-The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Babbitt, and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, among others-she invites us to join her as citizens of her 'Republic of Imagination,' a country where the villains are conformity and orthodoxy and the only passport to entry is a free mind and a willingness to dream"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Nafisi, Azar
Twain, Mark, 1835-1910. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951. Babbitt
McCullers, Carson, 1917-1967. Heart is a lonely hunter.
English teachers -- United States -- Biography
Iranian American women -- Biography
American fiction -- Appreciation -- United States.
Books and reading -- United States
National characteristics in literature.
Added Title America in three books
ISBN 9780670026067 (hardback)
0670026069 (hardback)

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